York County folk artist Lewis Miller illustrated his 1810 visit the Geiger farm in Windsor Township in 1810.
We look at covered bridges, or memories of the now mostly extinct bridges, as picturesque remnants of the past. But they were not built to be charming. They were vital links in the transportation system. The walls and roof were added to protect the bridge from the elements, preserving its
Can you imagine droves of cattle on Market Street? That was evidently a fairly common sight a hundred years ago. According to the June 18, 1907 York Dispatch article below, excitement ensued when one steer cut loose: STEER ON RAMPAGE ENTERS BARBER SHOP West End Tonsorial Artist Interrupted While Shaving
Is it Penn Park or Penn Common? The public space in the middle of York has had some ups and downs over the years. I understand there have been some plans afoot for some major upgrades to this pleasant space in the middle of York, bounded by Pershing, College and
While looking for illustrations for my PowerPoint presentation on York County agriculture next Saturday at York County Heritage Trust, I came across the Lewis Miller drawing above. I think it’s a pretty amusing example of what might be called “York County attitude.” Jacob Buser’s cow had wandered into Abraham Greenawalt’s